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Disney’s live-action remake “Dumbo” took the number one spot at this weekend’s box office, giving the studio yet another win in the live-action category.

While the film claimed the top spot amongst weekend moviegoers, it underwhelmed considering the film’s expectations. “Dumbo” brought in an estimated $45M, about $5M short of where studio executives expected it to be. While it performed better than recent live-action Disney films (“Christopher Robin”, “Alice Through the Looking Glass”, and “Pete’s Dragon”) it failed in comparison to the studio’s last heavily marketed live-action remake, “Cinderella”, which managed to open to $67.9M. Experts expect “Dumbo” to gross around $145M in its domestic run, which would put it as a failure for Disney.

Second at the box office was Jordan Peele’s “Us”, which dipped 53% in audience from its first week. The film still managed to pull in $33.6M, narrowly missing out on upsetting the Disney machine. Domestically the film has grossed $128M and reassures studios that Peele can print them money. Next week the horror film will square off against the Stephen King remake “Pet Semetary”.

In third place Disney managed another win with “Captain Marvel” pulling in $20.5M in its fourth weekend. The comic book title has now grossed $353M domestically, with the film now totaling $990M worldwide. The film is expected to cross the $1B threshold in the next few days, becoming the seventh Marvel film to do so.

Fourth place at the weekend box office belongs to the CBS Films drama “Five Feet Apart”, which has shown some serious staying power. The film pulled in $6.25M domestically, totaling 35M in its four weeks. Worldwide the film has made $50M.

Rounding out the top five was the Christian drama film “Unplanned”. A film about anti-abortion. The film brought in 6.1M, which is impressive considering the film had virtually no marketing. Several television channel providers refused to show ads for the film due to the film’s message and content.

Here is the rest of the top 10:

6. “Wonder Park” – $4.9M ($37.8M)

7. “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” – $4.2M ($152.9M)

8. “Hotel Mumbai” – $3.1M (new)

9. “Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral” – $2.7M” ($70M)

10. “The Beach Bum” – $1.8M (new)